Thursday, January 5, 2012

Church groups seek others to help with Dec. 22 tornado recovery efforts. Country Gentleman closing part of 411 changes. Warmer, wetter days ahead. Restaurant scores

Next four Saturdays set aside by community assistance group to help with Dec. 22 tornado recovery efforts. Church groups asked to assist in debris removal, other needs.

Country Gentleman closing among series of changes for 411 district between Ledbetter interchange and East Rome Wal-mart.
-New: Three hotels, one restaurant in recent years.
-Gone: Skytop (hotel, restaurant, lounge) and restaurant.

Berry professor, class seek ideas for Floyd environmental project.
-Quick survey gives you a voice on what needs work in our area.

Public health restaurant inspection scores: From a 63 for an Armuchee diner to a perfect 100 of a Cartersville restaurant.

-Pre-K registration dates set by county schools.
-Tellus camera catches meteor show.

Mercury heading the other way; rain on the way, too
-Thursday: Sunny, high of 56, low of 30.
-Friday: Sunny and 62, low of 43; rain chance: 40%
-Saturday: 50% rain chance, high of 62, low of 48.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM, 7 until 9 a.m.
-On Thursday's show: Mike Morton of the Rome TEA Party; and Jay Shell, Zach Green and Stephen Smith talking about the chamber's Young Professionals group
Norman Arey's Bowl Week No-Nos
-Due this week: Final No-Nos of the 2011-12 season.

Rome Braves: Sports
-Fredi Gonzalez, manager of the Atlanta Braves, to speak at 10th Annual Hot Stove Gathering Jan. 30 at The Forum. 

Jan. 7: 5th Annual Shorter Baseball Meet the Team Dinner will feature former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox as the keynote speaker. The event is at Huffman Center at Darlington School. Silent Auction at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7. Single tickets are $30; $250 per table, seats eight; and $500 for VIP tables. Details: or contact Rachel Rogers at

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